Jobs in McKinney, TX

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  • 2,065 Jobs Available
  • 156,767 Population
  • $53,000 Average Salary
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McKinney Jobs At A Glance

McKinney At A Glance

McKinney is the county seat of Collin County, which sits between Hunt and Denton on the Texas map. A cosmopolitan city with homey Southern charm, McKinney was called the fourth best city in Texas for job seekers. It's been recognized for having the country's highest median income growth rate, with an 171% increase over a 10 year period. Sperling's Best Places forecasts job growth of 42.5% over the coming decade. If you're on the lookout for work in McKinney, you'll want to know about its job market. That's exactly what you're going to find here.

Job Market in McKinney

Job Market in McKinney

McKinney is an exceptional place to start a business. There are (at last count) almost 80,000 businesses with fewer than a dozen employees. Major industries driving the economy include technology, education, government, financial services and retail. These sectors account for over 10% of the labor force. The largest occupations in the Collin County area are located in trade, transportation and utilities, government, finances, leisure and hospitality, and professional and business services.In the first quarter of 2015, average weekly salaries in McKinney were $1,000, which aligns with the national average.

Resume Tips For McKinney Jobseekers

Resume Tips For McKinney Jobseekers

If your resume's not getting responses, there are most likely two reasons: (i) you're sending it to the wrong places or (ii) it contains information that hurts more than helps. We can't do much about the former, but here's some advice for the latter.

  1. Review the resume and proceed to strip it of anything that doesn't demonstrate your most impressive work. Stop saying you're proficient in WORD and Excel. Everyone is. Your resume has to be filled with information that the hiring manager needs to know that benefits their organization, not your need to impress.
  2. Carefully review job ads for key industry-specific words and phrases. Incorporate them into your resume. Most resumes go through an ATS. Others may initially be reviewed by novices that know nothing about the position. But both ATSs and readers will recognize the connection between your resume and the post.
  3. Whether you worked in the mail room or ran the company, measure your output. How many employees did you support? How many pieces of mail did you sort in a shift? How did your actions reduce costs? Put these numbers in the resume to show you got things done.
  4. Be careful when listing organizations and affiliations. Reviewers have personal opinions and if your political or social causes don't align with theirs, they could reject your resume. Unless the listing is industry-relevant, consider leaving it out.
  5. Watch for typos and grammatical errors. These remain the number one reason a hiring manager tosses a resume. Have a trusted friend, colleague or mentor take a look when you're reading it by memory. That's really when errors slip past us.

How to Find Jobs in McKinney

How to Find Jobs in McKinney

With the Internet making it easier to connect, the conventional interview isn't the only way to go. Hiring managers are scheduling telephone and video interviews if that's more convenient for both parties. That doesn't lessen your responsibility though.

  1. Treat that call the same way you would any interview. Be prepared to spend up to 30 minutes in a quiet, isolated environment. Just because you're at home doesn't mean the interviewer should hear the kids, television or music. For video conferences, make sure the background is as neutral as possible. Avoid windows with glare coming from behind you.
  2. Make sure you can easily access the company, position and industry information you've compiled, as well as a copy of your resume and other relevant documents.
  3. Telephone conversations can get awkward quickly. Avoid answering questions with simply "no" or "yes. " Nothing will kill the interview faster than the idea you have nothing to say. Remember, this is your interview. It's up to you to keep it interesting and moving forward.
  4. If it's a phone interview, keep a mirror nearby. Make sure you look positive and smile frequently. Trust when we say the more upbeat you are, the more engaging you will be. The person on the other line will feel it.
  5. Speak clearly, smile, use positive language and never say anything negative. And stay away from topics like salary and benefits. Before selling yourself, asking about it won't help you get the job.